Animal Haven Rescues 38 Dogs and Cats from Overcrowded Shelters

Joplin Transfer DogThis week, Animal Haven rescued 27 dogs and 11 cats from the Joplin and Lawrence Humane societies.

“We’re happy to have such strong relationships with several other local humane societies,” Animal Haven’s Chief Executive Officer Teresa Johnson said.  “It allows us to utilize our vacant space to rescue animals that might otherwise run out of time at another shelter.”

Recent Animal Haven adoption success has permitted an influx of transfers from local organizations, including those that euthanize due to overcrowding.  Since January, Animal Haven has taken in 274 animals from high-kill shelters.

“Every pet should have the opportunity to have a safe, lifelong home,” Johnson said.  “Our work with other shelters allows more pets to have that opportunity.”

The transfer dogs include Papillons, Poodle, Terrier, and Hound mixes.  Every pet has been assessed by our medical team and will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.  Many of the transferred animals will be available for adoption by this weekend.

To learn more about adopting these new arrivals, contact our Adoptions Department at (913) 944-4140!

Can’t open your home for a new pet?  Open your heart with a charitable contribution! New or gently used dog beds, fleece blankets or financial contributions will help cover the costs of providing for these pets.  View our full wish list here!


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  1. I am just trying to help my daughter Megan who lost her medium size Boston Terrier. He came up missing from her house on Sunday April 3rd, the night of the big storm.
    She got Dominique as a puppy from her sister, & has had him til that night. He means alot to her & she means alot to him. Thank You for any help you can give. Dominique was lost from Shawnee, KS.

  2. Reta F. Sharp Posted April 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm
  3. We hope you find your Boston Terrier soon! Please reach out to our Lost Pet Center at (913) 944-4192 to inquire about your dog!

  4. Animal Haven KC Posted May 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

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